August 16, 2013

Flea Fail and a Moving Mile.

After 6 years, the pup's flea prevention failed me.  FAILED. ME.  Luckily, I think we caught it early enough but still... where there's one live flea there's thousands of eggs... or something like that, right?  The good news is, the dogs have had PERFECT weather to be outside while I fix this debacle. I called the vet this morning and told them about our odd dilemma, "I gave them their (insert brand that is the opposite of Back-Circle) like I do every month and now they have fleas!"The kind woman quickly responded, "Yep. We don't even carry that brand anymore because it's not working for very many dogs anymore. It works for ticks, but for whatever reason it's not killing the fleas and dogs all over the city are getting them." Oh- awesome.  Glad I didn't spend $80 on 3 doses recently. Oh well, point is, today Abi and I went on a hunt for the brand that DOES work, and when we got back with the goods we quickly stuffed those pills into some pastries and gave them to the dogs.  (I was out of cheese and peanut butter- pastries was a fancy choice, but it worked.) And yes, just for prevention's sake I'm in the middle of treating my house too. I've only seen one but it's worth the effort.

On another note, have you seen the new Mumford and Sons video? That's all I'm going to say about that. 

Lastly, my little town has a newspaper. I read it. It is amazing and quaint and informative and today I read about a family in the neighborhood across the street from us who needed to renovate their home for their daughter in a wheelchair.  The community got together to run a 5k to raise funds. 100 people showed up and some people exceeded the 5k and ran 10 miles, some ran 20, and some ran a MARATHON. A MARATHON. According to the paper, "This town takes care of it's own." Wow. Tear streaming down my face as I read that out loud to Sean. I just couldn't get the words out.  So thankful. 

I have much more to tell you... horse back riding, walkers, mexican food, the flood of emails I've gotten regarding Isagenix (can't wait to tell you more about how you can JOIN ME in feeling super awesome and healthy) and my great aunt's autobiography.  Too much to get to at 1:05 in the morning though.  So I'm off to sleep. 

Happy LATE Thursday!
mae mae

2 comments:

Ashley Ez said...

Sounds like you have the fleas under control! (Opposite of Back-Circle made me laugh!)
But if you need anything extra for your yard, Over & Out Ant Killer works GREAT on fleas. We live in AL, so have similar weather to TN and some winters just don't kill them out well enough.
Basically:
Mow your lawn, the heat from the mower stirs the fleas to the surface.
Spread the Over & Out.
Water.
Done.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I swear these Nashville fleas are little mutant freaks - we had a flea scare a while back and changed to Trifexis & are loving it. Enough pup talk, I'm going to get out and enjoy this fab weather we are having!

xx
Here&Now